I, too, wish Gil the best in getting
back together with his boat.
This seems to be a case where having
a Spot type tracking device left on the boat
would be good. Do people generally
carry them to shore or leave them on
While I'm drifting this thread (hey, maybe just
like Dagny?) I'd like to address the suggestion
that someone could throw a line over a
dragged-anchored boat and claim "salvage."
How far must the boat drag? Meters? Miles?
Would the cause of the drag matter? I think
if the owner is doing everything they possibly
could to recover their boat, should it really
be a race
where the first one there wins?
Those who would argue re: too small an
: There was a thread where someone
said their fancy anchor
hit something like a
plastic bucket rendering it set just enough
to hold until it didn't. Stuff happens. Should
Gil really have to "learn his lesson"?
If it gets as far as Admiralty law, one hopes the
verdict would be reasonable.